Monday, November 5, 2012

UR Priceless Day 1....



...and it is my day to share
my coin purse x 2.

First, thank you to our head cheerleader
Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt 
and to our hostess and cheerleader Katherine at
Sew Me Something Good
for all your hard work to make the UR Priceless blog hop happen!!

Second....let me tell you...I struggled with the first coin purse
broke the 8 wt DMC Perle cotton twice sewing the 
pouch to the frame....I changed to a beige
super strong thread they use to make seat belts.
yes....broke the needle,  snapped in half.
Frustrated...I told myself...make ONE, and your done...but
if you know me at all, I never buy just one of anything
yes I bought 3 purse frames!!

Here is my first coin purse and...I am pretty happy with it.
Luv the little hand made teddy bear....
a teddy bear artist with patience!! 
I decided to practiced patience...
and make another one....
it went together much better, faster too
but no seat belt thread in black...
I used the 8 wt Finca Perle cotton...worked great.
I luv this one too....
I will be making more of these little beauties.
I have more purse frames on order...
I'm looking forward to making more.

You will find lots of cute little coin purses
by visiting all the bloggers 
scheduled for November 5


Visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt 
to see the top picks of the day.

Mme Samm has a Pintrest board for each of the blog hops...
check them out....sEw much inspiration!!!

Happy stitching


100 comments:

Val said...

I know it is not really funny but I laughed when you said you threaded up unbreakable thread and then broke the needle. Your purses look fabulous. I have never made a purse with a frame. I am just following along the hop but i am sure I will be inspired to try one.

Katherine said...

Oh, Pauline! I think your patience and perservance paid off huge. Love those darling coin purses and love that you're now hooked on making them. ;o)

UR Priceless!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

oh those are soo cute!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What cute little coin purses...TFS!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have some of that coin fabric - perfect for a coin purse!

Sunshine Girl said...

They are both lovely

Rebeckah Austin said...

Hahah love the one with Coin fabric!

Aletta said...

What a lovely purses! Pauline, I struggled too with sewing the fabric to the frame. After trying a few different needles, I used a curved, round pointed needle. That worked well for me.

Lesley said...

Love your purses...your fabric choices are terrific! Glad you didn't give up!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your purses. The pink one is my favorite.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Karen said...

Both coin purses are delightful. I admire your patience. Well worth the effort because they are great.

Sue said...

Such cute purses! Patience is a virtue so I have been told....and so you must be virtuous.

Theresa said...

oh they're both fabulous - that fabric with the money on it is just perfect!

Michele said...

Very ncie, both of them. Good thing persistance paid off.

Joyce said...

Perfect with actual money fabric! I had a hard time sewing into the frame too...had always glued before, but finally got the hang of it, or maybe just found the right needle!

Fiesta said...

Wonderful coin bags. They would make great gifts.

Nati said...

Such cuteness, thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

Love your coin purses! I see you went with coin faberic.. I have dollar bills fabric.. lol

patchouli moon studio said...

Your fabric choices are great. I too broke 3 needles sewing to the frame. I may have been using the wrong type of needle or an old one? I got the hang of the sewing to the frame after making one and then a few more.

charlotte said...

Very nice job...love them both, but that pink one is wowser!!

gpc said...

Adorable! I'm not in the Hop, but I made a few, too, and I also had a LOT of trouble with broken thread and broken needles before I got the hang of it.

Sharon said...

Very cute...I just love this pattern....thanks for sharing..

Quiltin' Jenny said...

So cute! You should get an award for your patience...but glad you stuck with it. The finished purses are so worth it.

littlelixie said...

Lovely purse! (from another day 1 person!)

krislovesfabric said...

Love them, hooray for perseverance!!

piece peace said...

Your persistence has paid off. Those are lovely coin purses.

pinsandneedles said...

Adorable little coin purses! Love the coins fabric!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Oooh I love both of these purses. they are adorable. Love the coin fabric
Wasn't this the most fun? Your purses turned out adorable
thank you for sharing

Connie said...

What wonderful coin purses Pauline, I'm glad you kept at it!

Patti said...

Great coin purses! Luckily for me, I didn't break any needles!

Linda said...

Your little purses are so cute! Great job!!!

JCnNC said...

Really great ideas - love your little purses. Judy C

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I broke my thread the first time, too! I guess I was pulling to hard. I do want to know how you knotted yours off after it was finished. That was a way tricky thing for me to do.

And, last but not least, congrats for having your coin purse be one of the top 3! It was well deserved!!

Candice said...

very cute!!

Carrie P. said...

really cute. the coin fabric is a great idea. thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

Great purse!
Thank you for sharing!

B Greene said...

Love the coin purse with the coin fabric!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dorian said...

Darling purses! Glad you preservered.Love your little teddy bear too ;)

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE the idea of the coin fabric! It looks fabulous.

Agnes B Bullock said...

I so love both of these- should I send you my address now?

Just Carol said...

I love your little coin purses and your fabric choices were perfectly priceless! I suffered the same broken/shredded thread issues, too, but no broken needle.

Debi said...

So cute. I had trouble sewing the fabric to the frames too but luckily didn't break any needles. Thanks for sharing!

sandra said...

Very cute, I imagine once you iron out all problems they become addicting. I have three frames and pattern so I will also attempt to make some. Thanks for sharing.

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Too cute!!! I love the coin fabric you used!!! Thank You

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Both are sew cute! Good job!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Great Job!!

Hosting a coin purse giveaway at my blog:

splittingstitches.blogspot.com

sew.darn.quilt said...

Fantastic purses! I really like the black/pink, too cute! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

They turned out very cute!!

Judith said...

I too have snap in half needles while trying to make my purse. I love your purses. Thankss for sharing....Judith, Texas

Vickie said...

I feel your pain. I broke about 5 needles and had lots of threads break but I found that upolstry thread from Walmart worked the best for me.

PolkaDotClassic said...

Love your fabric choice for the first purse very fitting with the coin fabric
thanks for sharing :)

Patty said...

Cute coin purses. Thank you for telling the frustrations involved. Now I won't feel bad when I have problems.

Jennifer Gail said...

That purse made me grin.

DonnaJ said...

Did a picture ever just make you know you really needed this. These are to cute for words.

Nellie Duclos said...

I appreciate you documenting the difficulty you had with the thread because we know now to use heavy-duty thread. It's helpful that bloggers communicate their frustrations as well as their successes as I am sure we all experience this sometimes and it's better to have a "heads-up" on situations so we can prepare. I love the coin fabric which I just saw on a Shop Hop. Oh, if I had only known-I'm sure I have enough scraps to make several of these. From California, thanks for sharing.

Celtic Thistle said...

Cute purses, well done for persevering you have more patience than I do!

Wendy said...

You did a great job, I love your purses!

Laura said...

Precious idea to make a coin purse out of coin fabric!

Joanne said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Thanks for sharing your creations today!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Great job. I struggled with sewing the frame onto the purse as well. I broke lots of thread along the way as well. But I only made one purse. Way to go making two.

deborah said...

I had simialr problems with thread, but the Finca thread works like a charm! Thanks for sharing your creations!

Corrie said...

Pauline, they are perfect. The money one is great!

Tanyia said...

I am glad you hung in there, I bet you are too! They are so darn cute when they are done aren't they?

Pat Converse said...

Love that coin print. Brilliant!

memmens said...

Yay these are pretty cute, can't wait to show you mine!

Shirley in Canada said...

Love the "coin" purse!!! Wonder blog!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I feel you pain, I had trouble at first too! Love them both but come on, coin fabric for the coin purse, too, too cute!

Madame Samm said...

Here I am ....ohh my Pauline..who else would of thought of coin purse material for a coin purse...why you of course....love them both....it is amazing how your mind works sewwww creatively...love them x

barbara woods said...

love them

Pauline said...

Lovely pictures of lovely coin purses, thanks for showing!

Trudi said...

Your purses are wonderful!

Sheila said...

They are both very pretty coin purses , thanks for sharing !

Rosa said...

love.love,love,just beautiful!!

MoeWest said...

They are both sew pretty! The coin fabric is just the perfect choice.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

hi Pauline,
your purses are absoutely gorgeous ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

StitchinByTheLake said...

You may have struggled but both are darling! I especially love the one with coins on it. :) blessings, marlene

Patty D from NC said...

very nice - thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Love your fabrics. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sallie said...

Love the coin purse! Great choice of fabric!

Janarama said...

Love both of your coin purses. Great choice of fabrics.

Congrats on being in the top 3 of the day!

Snoodles said...

LOL I broke a couple of needles, too! Love your purses!

LJ said...

I so glad you persevered because your purses are so cute especially the bright pink one.

tink's mom said...

Love them both. You did a great job in spite of a bumpy start. Thanks for sharing.

Marci Girl said...

WOW, broke a needle, that is scary! They turned out beautiful, none the less!

Denise :) said...

Haha!! Very cute print in your first one -- what fun!!! Great job! :)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Such cute purses. I'm getting so many new ideas.

CeLynn said...

Coin fabric for your coin purse,how fitting :) They are both fab!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Sweet fabrics, I especially like the coin fabric. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being one of the chosen.

Loopylou said...

Well done on persevering, it was well worth it. I order six more frames after my first two

Debbie said...

Very sweet! Glad it got easier!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I am so glad you got the hang of it. I think your coin purses are lovely!

Smiles,
Kelly

mary mahoo said...

They're adorable! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

SIMPLESEW said...

Adorable and very creative.

Abbigail said...

Very nice coin purses! I really like the one with the coin fabrics! Great!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Maria Kievit said...

These are some nice small cuties. Thanks for sharing.

blueberrymoon said...

So cute!!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

yay! for your patience...well worth it :o) I especially love your coin printed purse...inside and out!

Blessings & Aloha!
I am at our daughter, son in law, and grandbaby's home visiting, but wanted to stop by and check out the amazing coin purses!

DonnaJ said...

They are the cutest things I've ever seen

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a lovely coin fabric. Very nice.

InGa said...

Just cute, and the fabrics so in the Spot!.
Regards from Skåne.

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